2021 Suzuki GSX-S950. TAKE TO THE STREETS The Suzuki GSX-S950 has a sharp modern style, abundant and useable torque, easy and confidence inspiring handling and helpful electronic rider aids for a fun and enjoyable ride. With 95PS (70kW) peak power it’s the ideal choice for newer or returning riders and can be switched to 47.5PS (35kW) to make this model available to A2 licence holders too.
PERFECT FOR THE STREET Race-winning, track-proven bike DNA and engineering know-how focused to make the perfect bike for the street, the sharp physique of the Suzuki GSX-S950 delivers a tight and striking visual package that will turn heads. It’s all about enjoyable performance, confident controllability, rider usability, and looks that can’t be beaten. With 95PS (70kW) peak power it’s the ideal choice for newer or returning riders and can be switched to 47.5PS (35kW) to make this model available to A2 licence holders too.
FUN AND PERFORMANCE The 999cc four-stroke DOHC liquid-cooled inline-four engine that powers the Suzuki GSX-S950 uses winning superbike DNA. This street-tuned engine is based on core architecture that benefits from know-how acquired over decades of developing the Suzuki GSX-R1000 to win countless production race victories, and our championship winning MotoGP team. This street focused Suzuki GSX-S950 is designed to perform in street conditions and is balanced to meet the needs of those wanting fun and usability rather than just outright peak performance.
GREAT RIDING ENJOYMENT Every aspect of the Suzuki GSX-S950’s performance has been refined and balanced to deliver great riding enjoyment and pleasure, while still be easy to use. Peak power output is 95PS (70kW) or can be restricted to 47.5PS (35kW) and both benefit from a strong torque especially through the low- to mid-range engine speeds most commonly used.
The broad, smooth torque curve consistently delivers usable power throughout the engine’s operating range and particularly shines in the low to mid-range rpm range. Exhaust and intake cam profiles are finely tuned for lift and reduce valve lift overlap to achieve a great overall balance of performance and controllability across a broad range of engine speeds, while also contributing to clean emissions performance. The internal structure of the air box helps improve sound and output characteristics. The electronic throttle bodies helps achieve an optimal balance between idling throttle response and power output characteristics.
CLEAN, SHARP AND EXCITING A clean, sharp look and exciting sound, the 4-2-1 exhaust system is designed and tuned to optimise performance, help satisfy Euro 5 emission standards and enhance the quality of its exhaust note. The design includes a second catalytic converter inside the chamber while the structure of the connecting pipes between cylinder pairs increase the performance of the secondary air injection system, which improves the ability to purify exhaust gases.
SUZUKI CLUTCH ASSIST SYSTEM (SCAS) Adopting both slip and assist functionality. The slipper clutch partially disengages to reduce negative engine torque and mitigate the effect of engine braking when downshifting from high rpm. This helps prevent the rear tyre from locking up or hopping and provides smoother deceleration, enabling the rider to shift down with greater confidence and maintain better control when downshifting into corners.
The assist function increases the clutch’s clamping force under acceleration and thereby allows the use of softer springs while still efficiently transferring torque to the rear wheel. This results in light clutch lever operation, which reduces left hand fatigue when stuck in traffic jams, or in other situations that require frequent clutch lever operation.
READY FOR EXCITEMENT Even at a stand still, just looking at the Suzuki GSX-S950, you can sense how agile, controllable and fun it is to ride. Every aspect reflects engineering focused on delivering great handling and control, whether riding on city streets, negotiating twisty mountain roads, or taking the long way home from work.
COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT The chassis features a compact, lightweight package that makes the Suzuki GSX-S950 agile and predictable to handle. Its twin-spar aluminium frame helps deliver easy handling and great road holding ability, while its straight main tubes are ideal for achieving high rigidity and low weight. All this connects to a ruggedly braced aluminium swingarm that further contributes to the road gripping character that lets you ride with confidence.
STRONG STOPPING POWER The Suzuki GSX-S950 has high specification radial-mount Tokico monobloc calipers. The calipers each have four opposed 30mm pistons acting on a 310mm floating-mount disc for strong stopping power, giving you the confidence and freedom to enjoy all the Suzuki GSX-S950 engine and chassis has to offer.
PLUSH KYB SUSPENSION The 43mm KYB inverted front forks give a ride that is smooth yet sporty, with 120mm of stroke. The link-type rear suspension with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload settings reacts efficiently to varying road surfaces to maintain an agile and stable feel while helping offer up to 130mm of rear wheel travel. The suspension settings are tested and tuned to best match the internal structure of the tyre and realise precise handling and improve steering into corners.
HIGH PERFORMANCE WHEELS AND TYRES Cast aluminium wheels feature sporty good looks and a rigid lightweight structure, in a six spoke design. These are fitted to Dunlop’s new SPORTMAX Roadsport 2 radial tyres, these benefit from an updated internal structure custom engineered to perform optimally on the Suzuki GSX-S950, as well as an optimised tread pattern with a new compound that enhances positive grip in wet conditions, warms up faster, and wears better. The combination of these wheels and new tyres works harmoniously with the front and rear suspension settings to help realise the great grip, stability and quick handling.
19L FUEL TANK A 19L fuel tank is incorporated into the design of the Suzuki GSX-S950 while still maintaining its sharp modern looks. This large capacity helps reduce the frequency of refuelling stops, letting you ride and enjoy even more.
ADVANCED RIDER TECHNOLOGY The Suzuki GSX-S950 adopts a collection of the electronic systems that enable you to optimise performance characteristics to best suit riding conditions and varying road surfaces, as well as your level of confidence and experience. These benefit the you by instilling greater confidence and allowing you to concentrate on enjoying the riding experience.
SUZUKI TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (STCS) STCS is programmed to continuously monitor front and rear wheel speed, engine RPM, throttle position and gear position, and designed to limit power to prevent slipping when it determines an imminent loss of traction. This enhances stability to give you more confident control with less stress and fatigue. Featuring three mode settings, this version of STCS fits a more diverse variety of riding conditions, styles, and level of experience. The system can also be turned off when preferred. The higher number the mode, the faster control kicks in and the more proactive the system is in limiting wheel spin.
RIDE-BY-WIRE The Suzuki GSX-S950 adopts Suzuki’s electronic throttle control system, which takes advantage of the 32-bit ECM to control the action of the throttle valves. This makes it possible for settings to more finely control the relationship between throttle action and engine power output, so best matches your expectations and the actual power the engine delivers when operating the throttle. It also benefits you by improving controllability when opening the throttle to accelerate out of a corner.
The overall result is throttle action that responds faithfully to your intention, whether riding on the street or heading out to enjoy a sporty run.
SUZUKI EASY START AND LOW RPM ASSIST The Suzuki Easy Start System lets you start the Suzuki GSX-S950 with one quick press of the starter button. There is no need to pull in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral, and the starter motor automatically disengages the instant the engine fires up. This makes every engine start quicker and convenient.
Low RPM Assist uses the throttle-body speed control to seamlessly boost engine speed when releasing the clutch lever to ride from a standing start or riding at low speeds. This suppressing engine stalls and helping ensure better control and operation in stop-and-go traffic.
LED TAIL LIGHT In addition to the prominent headlight, the Suzuki GSX-S950 uses a rear thin, flatly shaped rear combination light with LEDs for high visibility and long life. It is a double lens design that emphasises the stylish lines of the compact tail section.
LCD INSTRUMENTS The instrument panel packs all required information onto a compact, full LCD screen using a clean and intuitive layout with information displayed in order of priority. The panel’s LCD readouts include the speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual trip meter, gear position, water temperature, riding range, lap time mode, average fuel consumption, instant fuel consumption, Traction Control mode, fuel gauge, clock, battery voltage, RPM indicator and service reminder.
STRIKING HEXAGONAL LED HEADLIGHTS The radical design and original cut of the hexagonal lenses of the new stacked LED headlight assemblies create a sharp, compact and unique front face. The minimalist cowling that surrounds them adds sharp lines and a sense of tension that is inspired by designs found on Suzuki’s MotoGP racing machines.
RAZOR SHARP The goal of the design concept is to visually express the potential of a motorcycle capable of such performance, and to convey the refinement and sophistication of a product designed to handle more predictably, with greater controllability on any type of ride. Its sharp lines, radical new headlight design, and slim front and rear end sections highlighting the muscular bulk of its mid-section combine to create an aggressive stance that speaks of power and performance potential.
2021 Suzuki GSX-S950 Specifications
ENGINE Engine: 999cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC Bore x Stroke: 73.4 mm x 59.0 mm (2.890 in. x 2.323 in.) Compression Ratio: 12.2:1 Fuel System: Fuel injection with Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies Starter: Electric Lubrication: Wet sump Power: 70kW @ 7,800rpm (95PS) Torque: 92Nm @ 6,500rpm (67.86lb. ft) CO2: 143g/km
DRIVETRAIN Clutch: Wet, multi-plate SCAS type Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh Final Drive: Chain, RK525GSH, 525 x 116 links
CHASSIS Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped Suspension Rear: Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped Brakes Front: Brembo, 4-piston, twin disc, ABS-equipped Brakes Rear: Nissin, 1-piston, single disc, ABS-equipped Tires Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless Tires Rear: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.0 L (5.0 US gal.) Color: Metallic Triton Blue (YSF), Pearl Brilliant White (YUH) or Metallic Matt Black No.2 (YKV)
ELECTRICAL Ignition: Electronic ignition (transistorized) Spark Plug: NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D Iridium-style Headlight: Stacked LED Tail Light: LED
DIMENSIONS Overall Length: 2115 mm (83.3 in.) Overall Width: 810 mm (31.9 in.) Overall Height: 1080 mm (42.5 in.) Wheelbase: 1460 mm (57.5 in.) Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in.) Seat Height: 810 mm (31.9 in.) Curb Weight: 214 kg (472 lb.)